Colchester To Vote On Camp Purchase

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Colchester residents are going to decide whether the town should buy a 26-acre summer camp on Lake Champlain’s Malletts Bay from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington.

The church is selling the property to help pay the settlement from a series of priest sexual abuse cases.

Townspeople will vote October 4th whether to buy the property for $4.5 million.

On Tuesday, the town sponsored a barbecue at the site to let people see what could become town property.

Resident Katie Leary tells the Burlington Free Press she’ll vote yes. She says she wants to see a family-friendly park on the lake.

But Brian McCarter says his taxes are already too high. He says it’s not the right time for the town to invest in land.

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